Medieval Trips to Goodrich Castle

School Trips @ English Heritage

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A climbable keep, a dungeon, arrow loops, murder holes and more make this quintessential castle a must for learning across the curriculum. Explore on one of our free self-led visits or on one of our expert led Discovery Visits.

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Why book English Heritage for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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At Goodrich you will discover:
One of the most complete sets of Medieval domestic buildings surviving in England
One of the key points of entry into Wales
Solid Norman keep and red sandstone curtain walls cut from the deep, dry moat
A gatehouse, towers, chapel, kitchen, well, dungeon, halls and garderobes - everything your pupils would expect from studying a castle
Study Civil War, Medieval monarchs and Countess Joan de Valance – the countess famous for entertaining up to 200 guests in her fashionable home
A castle perfect for the development of enquiry skills - interpret the ruins as a stronghold and a home


KS1, 2 & 3: Local history study
KS1: How people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
KS2: How several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality, and history of a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality
KS3: The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509, Europe and the wider world from 1901 to the present day
KS4: Current GCSE frameworks and study of the historic environment

What activities are available during group visits?

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Our expert led Discovery Visit is delivered by our knowledgeable costumed volunteers, who bring this unique Medieval castle to life in a fun and informative way for up to 30 students.

A TIME BEYOND LIVING MEMORY (KS1, £100 per class): Your class will discover the differences and similarities between life in a modern home and a Medieval castle, look for clues to what the castle may have looked like before it was a ruin, and join in with medieval entertainment. Duration: 1 1/2 hours

Alternatively, lead your own educational visit for FREE.

What size groups do you cater for?

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100 max

Is there first aid on site?

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Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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